Aaron Kleinstub
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Aaron Kleinstub

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"Aaron Kleinstub Trio" (October 2005)
"Aaron Kleinstub Quartet" (September 2006)


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Aaron Kleinstub is a young trumpet player living in Cleveland, Ohio. As a senior in high school, he is a Post-Secondary student at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland. At Cuyahoga Community College, he studies trumpet in the Jazz Studies Program with Steve Enos.

With the inspiration of Freddie Hubbard, Chet Baker, Woody Shaw, and Clifford Brown, to name a few; in 2004 he won the IAJE scholarship award for best soloist at the Tri-C Jazzfest. Aaron is the winner of the Hank Marr High School Jazz Competition this year. Additionally, he won a full-tuition scholorship this year to the Berklee College of Music Summer Camp.

Besides leading his own trio and quartet, Aaron plays with the Tri-C Jazzfest High School All-Stars, and in the Performance Combo at Cuyahoga Community College. He has played with various national artists including Jimmy Heath, Ted Nash, Matt Wilson, Oscar Peterson, Kirk Whalum, Ira Sullivan, Conrad Herwig, Don Braden, Hank Jones, Barry Harris, and The New York Voices. With his trio and quartet, Aaron plays at various clubs, events, and occasions around the Cleveland area, including a weekly gig at Nighttown in Cleveland Heights.

Recently, Aaron was chosen to participate in the Gibson/Baldwin Grammy Jazz Band. With this, he played at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards in Febuary, Grammy events, and local clubs in Los Angeles, California. Aaron also recently won the Yamaha Young Performing Artists competition. His most recent achievement was receiving outstanding performance for jazz soloist in Downbeat Magazine.